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Mercantile Center
February Newsletter




DATE & TIME:    Sunday, May 3, 2020
                            7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION:        Mercantile Center, 100 Front Street, Worcester, MA

More Information to Register or Volunteer,

Coming Soon!

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. The Foundation hosts runs, walks and climb series across the nation to honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.

The Worcester, MA Tower Climb will present an 18-floor challenge held at Mercantile Center’s 19-story building in downtown Worcester, with proceeds from the event to support the Stephen Siller Foundation.


The Stephen Siller Foundation supports the family of fallen
Worcester Fire Fighter Lt. Menard.

For more information on The Stephen Siller Foundation's recent involvement in Worcester:




See Area News & Events below for more information.


Now, here is a look back at what was happening around Mercantile Center during the month of January!

Table Talk Pies celebrated National Pie Day
with Mercantile Center Tenants!

In celebration of National Pie Day, Mercantile Center partnered up with Table Talk Pies, handing out snack pies to tenants!

Tenant News & Events


A Big Congratulations to

Voted Best Commercial Real Estate Brokerage!

Shown in photos left to right: Owners of Kelleher & Sadowsky Jim Umphrey, Will Kelleher and Don Mancini accept the Best Commercial Real Estate Brokerage award.

Kelleher & Sadowsky was recently selected as a Best in Business winner amongst commercial real estate firms in Central Massachusetts by readers of Worcester Business Journal. WBJ’s Best of Business Awards celebrate the business-to-business companies in the region that have been recognized by their peers as the “best of the best”.

The award comes on the heels of being recently selected by Boston Business Journal as the #6 ranked commercial real estate firm in all of Massachusetts based upon total commercial square footage sold.

And Another Tenant to Congratulate,

Voted Best Law Firm!

Welcome to Worcester,

Mercantile Center was proud to host an open house this past January to celebrate blumshapiro’s expansion into Worcester, where a number of officials stopped by to welcome blumshapiro to the area.
Shown in photo, left to right: blumshapiro President/CEO Joseph Kask, Worcester City Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson, blumshapiro Massachusetts Managing Partner Brian Renstrom, and State Senator Michael Moore.
More than 100 people were in attendance, as blumshapiro received commendations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Massachusetts Senate on their expansion into Worcester.
Mercantile Center tenants who receive these monthly Newsletters are officially eligible to win four tickets to a single Worcester Railers home game!

How?, you ask.
Continuing through April 2020, we will draw a name at random on a monthly basis from our Newsletter recipient list. Tickets awarded will be for games scheduled during the following month. 

An email will be sent to the winner with further instructions on how to claim. Once a winner is chosen, they will be marked ineligible to win again for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Please note, there will be no Studio Classes held on
Monday, February 17 
due to President's Day.

February Studio Class Offerings

Strength & Fitness (at Lunchtime):

Strength & Fitness (at Lunchtime)
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM

Capacity of 20 Spots Available for Each Class! 


Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Each Yoga class is catered to all skill levels. Bring your own mats, towels and water bottles for some Yoga Fun!

Capacity of 30 Spots Available for Each Class! 
Classes Are Subject to be Added on a Regular Basis.
All Class Availabilities for the Studio are Updated Monthly.
Continue to check the portal below for newly added classes and weekly availabilities.
Studio classes are only available to tenants of the property.
Please direct any questions regarding the above Portal to

If you are unable to attend a class you registered for, please use the cancellation link found in your confirmation email received upon registering.

Area News & Events


Worcester Public Market to Open in February!

Photo Source: Mass Food & Wine
Fronting Directly on Kelley Square, Worcester Public Market is set to open this Thursday, February 6, 2020.

The Kelley Square intersection itself is being remade in a $16-million state-funded project. Just down Madison Street, work is underway on the Polar Park baseball stadium, and Madison Street itself is being redone along with planned improvements for other surrounding streets. A $125-million mixed-use development is planned for just outside the stadium.

The Worcester Public Market will occupy the ground floor of Harding Green, a new, four story building being constructed at the junction of Harding and Green streets in Worcester’s resurgent Canal District. Fletcher and Raymond Quinlan are the principles of Canal District Partners, the developer. The building will also house Kelley Square Lofts, composed of 48 units of market rate apartments, served by a 72 space parking area.

The Worcester Public Market and Wachusett Brewing Company have signed an agreement to establish a Wachusett tap room in the anchor space of the market.

“This fits our concept perfectly,” commented Allen W. Fletcher, president of the market: “We could not be more delighted.”

Go Red for Women on February 7, 2020

Join Mirick O’Connell and GO RED for the American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women. Go Red for Women is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.

It’s no longer just about wearing red; it’s no longer just about sharing heart health facts. It’s about all women making a commitment to stand together with Go Red and taking charge of their own heart health as well as the health of those they can’t bear to live without. Making a commitment to your health isn’t something you have to do alone either, so grab a friend or a family member and make a Go Red Healthy Behavior Commitment today. 
To learn how you can get involved, go to:

Central MA Heart & Stroke Walk - May 9, 2020

Date & Time                     Location                                                 Contact
May 9, 2020                     Quinsigamond Lake State Park          Blair Young
Check-In: 8:30 am           Get Directions                                       508-499-6266
Start Time: 10:00 AM                                                      
More Details

By participating in the Heart Walk, you’re joining a million Heart Walk Heroes from across the nation who are all raising funds for lifesaving science. Science that can teach us all how to live longer and be Healthy For Good.

Take a few minutes to consider the lives you are going to help change for the better through your leadership and donations. We’re talking more moms, dads, brothers, aunts and babies' lives saved. Help keep hearts everywhere beating. Join us on May 9, 2020 and let’s take steps together to cure heart disease and stroke. 

To register or learn more, go to:

Public Ice Skating and Related Events


Tickets for PawSox's last season in Rhode Island go on sale!

With the team moving to Worcester in 2021, this marks the PawSox's expected last season at McCoy Stadium. 

The PawSox will open their 2020 season on Thursday, April 9 against the Syracuse Mets.

Fans can buy tickets here!

Funny, Fascinating Facts about February!

February is the shortest month of the year (even in leap years, when it has 29 days instead of 28), but there’s no shortage of interesting facts about it. From weird holidays to astronomical oddities, this month has a bit of everything that you might not have known!
  1. February (do you see that extra “r”?) is one of the most frequently misspelled words in the English language. In 2015, even the White House press office got it wrong—several times over the course of the month.         
  2. February got its start as a spring-cleaning festival. Well, kind of. It’s named after one: “Februa” was an early Roman festival and cleansing ritual held on Feb. 15.                                                                                              
  3. Febuary is the only month that gets longer every four years. Sure, everybody knows about leap years, and most know why we have them. But did you know that every so often, we need a “leap second,” too? This is typically added to Coordinated Universal Time in June or December, because of irregularities in our planet’s rotation.                                                
  4. It’s the only month that can pass without having a full moon. That doesn’t mean February never has a full moon—it usually does, as a matter of fact. The last time it didn’t was 1999. The next time it won’t have a full moon? 2037!                                                                                                                           
  5. We misspelled “February” in item No. 3. Did you catch it?                              
  6. It’s estimated that Americans spend more than $18 billion on gifts, chocolate and more for Valentine’s Day, and almost 9 million people in the U.S. buy their dogs gifts or cards for Valentine’s Day as well.

Please Be Mindful...

Mercantile Center is a smoke-free, e-cigarette-free, and vapor-free property.

We thank you for continuing to be considerate of our exterior "No Smoking" signs and building-wide policy.

Remember, February is...

For more than 40 years, February has been Black History Month.

The precursor to Black History Month, however, is a lot older. Black leaders in 1926 dedicated the second week in February to the recognizing the history of African-Americans—a week chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) and Frederick Douglass (Feb. 14).

February is the month for another cause, too...

Have a healthy 2020, Mercantile Center!

From all of us at Mercantile Center Management,

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